Ghanaian actor, John Dumelo and aspiring member of parliament for the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency has announced GHC 200,000 interest free loans to small scale businesses within his constituency.
John, who is hoping to be elected Member of Parliament for the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress, stated that he had observed that the Covid-19 outbreak has negatively affected many businesses in the Ayawaso West constituency.
“As a farmer and a businessman, I understand what it means to have low or no harvest and have also experienced opening up shop and making no sales. The covid-19 crisis including the lockdown has negatively affected many businesses in the Ayawaso West Constituency” he tweeted earlier today.
In his own small way of ensuring small businesses within his constituency stay alive, the actor is offering GHC 200,000 emergency loans to small scale enterprises.
According to John, it is his hope that the gesture will help revive businesses and create more job opportunities.
“To the coconut and roasted plantain sellers, the corner shops, the table top retail outlets, the evening kenkey, bread/egg, waakye and vegetable sellers and all those who work hand to mouth to take care of their families, hope is coming,” he added.
See his tweet below: